Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 10/2/14

BRISTOL, TN - AUGUST 21: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 DeWalt Ford, looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2009 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Matt Kenseth will have new colors on his car this weekend when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway. Kenseth will be driving the No. 17 Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing with sponsorship coming from Valvoline NextGen. In 25 starts at Bristol, Kenseth has two wins on the 0.533 mile track. He has seventeen finishes inside the top ten. Kenseth is as interested as anyone when it comes to how the recent grinding of Bristol’s top grove will affect Saturday nights race. “I’m really not sure how the changes to the track surface at Bristol will affect the racing, but it should be interesting to see how it all works this weekend. If it turns out to be as slick as people are thinking it’s going to be, it’s going to be really tough to run side-by-side. It could be trouble if you’re running along someone and they decide to push you up into that top groove, so we’ll see how it all plays out.” Currently Kenseth is second in the Sprint Cup standings, trailing teammate ...

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